OECD Report on Downloading

14 Jun ’05

The OECD has released a report that essentially questions whether there is a demonstrable causal relationship between downloading and sales. David Canton covers the report and comments on it in his blog today – read the post here.

Wired also has an interesting article on the report. Some quotes:

File-swapping networks alone are not to blame for the recording industry’s woes and might plausibly be converted into legitimate channels for distributing music, one of Europe’s most influential economic bodies has concluded.

In a report issued Monday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development — a Paris-based alliance of developed nations — also suggested that it’s difficult to establish a link between piracy and the music industry’s shrinking revenues.

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